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Why are the banks and their customers in the United States still using checks? [duplicate]

Some years ago, a friend of mine visited a US city, and went to a supermarket. Upon trying to pay with his credit card, the transaction failed, and the cashier asked if he could write out a check ...
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Insurance company sent me huge check instead of pharmacy. Now what?

I received a $20,000 check from my insurance company that was supposed to go to my specialty pharmacy. It's made out to me. Since it was obviously a mistake, I called the pharmacy, and they said to ...
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I forgot to write the name on the check

I forgot to write the name on the check, but I signed and put the numbers. Is the bank going to accept this check?
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Should written checks be accounted in Accounts Payable?

Should the checks I write be logged via my Accounts Payable account, or just directly from my Bank Asset account to my Expenses account? I see issues with both methods: Bank Asset => Expenses An ...
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Found a check in a parking lot, what should I do?

I think it got discarded because it's only worth $7. But still at least for future reference what should I do when I find someone else's check? What is the proper way to 6 it to someone? Should I try ...
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What does “cancel endorsement” mean on the back of a check?

I had some property damage to my house and upon receiving a check from my insurance company it is addressed to both myself and my mortgage company. I signed the check and mailed it to my mortgage ...
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When can I be sure a questionable check has cleared?

Someone has sent me a check for $250 in payment for property damage they caused in a car accident. It would have been better if I had gotten a cashier's check or official check, but I'll have to make ...
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Can I cash out a French check in South Korea?

I have a check written in French emitted in France by a French bank. Can I cash it out somewhere in South Korea?
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What is “eCheck”, exactly?

In the US, PayPal offers three way of linking a bank account with a PayPal account: eCheck, ACH, and Debit Card. When payments are sent using the Debit Card method, a fee is applied because of the ...
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Shouldn't it be the person writing the check who endorses the check, not the depositor of the check?

I have to sign the backs of checks other people give me. Why is this necessary? It seems that someone could easily steal the check and write their name instead and deposit it into their own account. ...
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What is the difference between a bad/bounced check and insufficient funds?

I was reading the answer to another question, and read this statement which basically states that writing a bounced check can land you in jail: you're committing a fraud, namely offering someone a ...
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Which bank is responsible if a fraudulent check is spent: the victim's, the scammers or the one on the check?

I was recently scammed by someone claiming to be from a work-from-home company. She sent me a check that I was supposed to use to pay the "vendor" for my work supplies. I deposited the check and once ...
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Fees for depositing US social security check

My bank charges a significant fee for deposits of US Social Security checks. Is this generally a paid service or I should explore other banks and get lower fees?
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Can someone steal my government check and cash it?

I get an adoption check every month from Raleigh. I haven't received it for February yet. It always comes by the 6th of every month. I was wondering: could someone have stolen it and cashed it at ...
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How can somebody cash my state income tax refund check?

I am not a USA resident but I've worked the last summer in the USA so now I want to get my state income tax back. I know that the money is coming in form of a check on my name. I need somebody else to ...
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How long is check good for [duplicate]

I found a patient refund check from lycoming physician in my name the date on it is 04/14/2014 is it still good to cash
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Personal checks instead of business ones

In B.C can a large Hotel company write you a personal check instead of a business one? There is nothing providing the amount taken off for tax or the hours worked.
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Is there an upper limit on the amount you can pay by cheque? (UK)

Just curious, assuming I have the necessary funds in an account, is there a hard limit (technical or regulatory) to the amount you can authorise to be paid with a single cheque issued by a UK Bank? ...
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Limited personal checks for elderly father?

Is it possible to have printed on personal checks "Not valid for an amount over $500" or something similar to reduce the risk of fraud my elderly father might be exposed to in his encroaching ...
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United States Treasury Not Endorsing Checks

This is something I recently noticed. Maybe it has been going on for a while and I never realized it before. I issue a check to pay quarterly estimated taxes, payable to the "United States Treasury". ...
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How quickly will the funds be available when depositing credit card checks?

I have credit card checks, and every time I go to cash or deposit one I get the strangest looks, like "What is this?", and the worst part is they don't have a clue on the turnaround time. My question ...
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Endorsing a check made out to me by depositing into another person's bank account

I´m currently in Mexico and I´m going to be recieving royalties in check form (my name) that is cashable only in USA. I want a family member to endorse the check into their bank (account etc.) to make ...
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deposits of post-dated checks in the bank, which the bank will deposit on the deposit date?

Many Israeli banks let their customers give them post-dated checks, which they will hang on to, for an extra fee, and deposit at the deposit date. Does this option exist in other countries as well ...
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if a check is in your son's name in c/o you does it have to be signed by your son

Second name on check c/o son's check need advice
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Is it still possible to “sign over” a check at Bank of America? How else can I cash a US Dollar check?

I'm a PhD student and am due to go to a conference in Boston, MA next month (I'm based in Edinburgh, in Scotland). I've been awarded a travel bursary to attend the conference: nothing major, but it ...
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Obtaining Pound Sterling Cheque in US to pay for family history records from England?

When ordering various family history records from England, payment often must be in the form of a pound sterling cheque. How do I obtain a pound sterling cheque while living in the United States?
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Stopping Payment on a Check--How Long Does it Take?

Background: my previous landlord returned my security deposit, but for less than the full amount. I believe I am entitled to the full deposit back, so intend to dispute the amount. I am going to try ...
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What is the best way to dispose of old checkbooks?

I have a checkbook from my US-based online bank, but the address on the checks is now out of date. What is the best way to destroy the checkbook? Do I need to notify my bank that I am not using the ...
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Can I cash a check having only a routing number and account number in the “Pay to the Order of” field?

Q gives me, P, a check with my routing number and account number in the "Pay to Order of" field. Can I cash it at my bank? P wants to be anonymous to Q. Q trusts P's services and only uses checks. ...
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What are the benefits of writing a cheque over online banking?

I have received a number of payments through cheque from other people, although I am uncertain about the exact benefits accrued from using a cheque to transfer money from one bank account to another. ...
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Why is “cheque cashing” a legitimate business?

There are many places around here, often co-located with pawn shops or payday-loan places, where they offer to "cash cheques" immediately, with some very high fee. How does this get any business? ...
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What happens to the original funds when a certified bank check is not cashed?

When a bank issues a certified check that was funded from my account, where will the funds end up if the recipient never cashes the check before it expires?
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Can anybody cash my check by using an ATM? Does the machine check the name of the check and debit card?

I lost my paycheck. If somebody finds it will they be able to cash it?
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What information is required in the top left (payor) part of a check?

I occasionally do consulting for people, using a business name rather than my personal name. I don't do enough work to justify setting up a separate business bank account, so all the checks I write ...
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Can I cash a Government check without a bank account?

Can I cash a government check at a bank without having a bank account anywhere? It is a substantial amount of backpayment from SSDI.
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Is a digital image of a check e-mailed to someone a negotiable instrument?

Is it legal to send a personal check (from a picture of the hand written original) as an image through an email attachment? Then do they just submit the actual size printed image to their bank? Then ...
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Never-cashed cheques

A scenario: You pay someone with a cheque for something, receiving a receipt for it. They do not cash in the cheque. What is the ettiquette for this situation? Are you to go on living your life, ...
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incorrect printed information on check stock

I have some checks that were printed in error with duplicate check numbers. All of the other information is correct. Would it be OK to correct the check numbers with a sticker or correction tape?
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Estate accounts requiring 3 signature for withdrawal, is same required for deposits

We have an estate checking account in WV. It takes 3 of us to write a check. Does it also take 3 signatures to deposit a check?
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Do I need to insure a large check when sending via mail?

My girlfriend has a bank account that is on hold because of a stolen debit card number. She recently signed a contract for 90k but has the first check in my name for 60k. She is stuck in London for a ...
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If a check was made out to my name instead of my business name, is there some way I can still deposit it into my business account?

I am working as an independent contractor, and my first check was made out to my personal name instead of my business/corporate name, can I sign the check over and consider it as income for the ...
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Are there special endorsement requirements for US Government checks to two parties?

At a bank where I have a checking account in my name only, I regularly cash a dividend check made out to my wife AND me. My wife endorses the check at home and then I stroll down to the bank and add ...
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Depositing the same check after it's returned

So I wrote a check to myself to transfer some money from one of my account at Wells Fargo to Bank of America. The problem is, I used wrong account to withdraw the money (checking instead of saving), ...
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is there any law prohibting use of home made check

are there any laws prohibiting the use of home made checks, or must I always use a bank created check. Is there a legal directive I can reference?.
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Why are checks preferred to wire transfers in the US? [duplicate]

When moving to the US from Switzerland, I have been surprised by the difference in banking systems. One point that interests me particularly is the use of checks vs wire transfers. In Switzerland, ...
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What payment options are there besides checks and direct deposit?

My employer is planning to require all employees to be paid by direct deposit. A number of our employees are unbanked, and opening an account is not practical. I understand the employer's concern to ...
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What do US banks look for while processing a check

I recently had two issues with banks & checks I deposited a check payable to my spouse & me in our joint account at the bank ATM. It was accepted, then rejected - missing endorsement. Turns ...
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check deposit question

Someone sent me a signed check and they spelled out my name and put the date on it, but forgot to put in the dollar amount in both fields. It is a weekly recurring check amount. I put in the $500.00 ...
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Letting someone else pay in a check (made out to me) to their account?

I have a check made out to me (call me John Doe). I'm permanently away from my home country, where I have bank accounts; I'm now in Canada. I'd like to let a friend (call her Jane Doe) pay the check ...
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Checks made out to multiple parties with 'and'. How can I deposit it with one signature?

I am receiving payments from a lawsuit in my favor, with three other plaintiffs. The payments we are receiving are personal checks, made out to all off the plaintiffs with 'and' joining the names. ...